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Harry Oden Scholarship

The Harry Oden Scholarship was established in 1994 by Ken Foxworth, the former African-American Coordinator, and other UMD staff. The Harry Oden Scholarship is named after Mr. Harry Oden. He graduated in 1964 and he has never forgotten his Alma Mater and actively assists students at our university in many ways to achieve their academic goals.  This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior UMD students from underrepresented groups who have financial need and a minimum of 2.5 GPA,overall. Contributions to the UMD community are also taken into consideration.

Susana Pelayo-Woodward Scholarship Award

The Susana Pelayo-Woodward Scholarship was established in 1997. The Latino/Chicano students decided to establish this scholarship in her honor.  Susana is the Director of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.  Susana continues to make a positive difference in the lives of many students and she has been in the forefront of UMD’s efforts to create an inclusive campus community.  This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior UMD student who self-identifies as a Latino/Chicano who have financial need and a minimum of 2.5 GPA, overall. Contributions to the UMD community are also taken into consideration. 

William Maupins Memorial Scholarship

The William Maupins Memorial Scholarship is awarded to UMD students from underrepresented groups who have financial need and a minimum of 2.5 GPA, overall. The Scholarship is in honor of Mr. William Maupins, who worked as a laboratory supervisor in the Chemistry Department for 33 years until his 1982 retirement.  Mr. Maupins was active in the Duluth community.  When some residents of the Lakeside neighborhood attempted to keep a black family from moving into the area, he helped launch a campaign that resulted in the city's fair housing ordinance, one of the first such ordinances in the nation. He continued to the end of his life to be concerned about public school education.  In 1990, he received the UMD Chancellor's Distinguished Service Award. He worked in Congress for the 1964 Voting Rights Act and was a delegate to the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Magnuson Minority Scholarship

The Magnuson Minority Scholarship was established in 2012. The Magnuson Minority Scholarship is named after Dr. Vince Magnuson. He retired from UMD in 2012 and he and his family decided to establish this scholarship in his honor. Dr. Magnuson actively assists students at our university in many ways to achieve their academic goals.  This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior UMD students from underrepresented groups who have financial need and a minimum of 2.5 GPA, overall. Contributions to the UMD community are also taken into consideration.

UMD International Student Scholarship

Awarded to international students at UMD who demonstrate leadership experience and active participation in the University community.  Students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.

Rutherford International Student Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2007 by Bruce and LeAne Rutherford.  Bruce Rutherford was the International Student Adviser at UMD for more than 30 years.  LeAne Rutherford recently retired from her position as an Associate Professor in Instructional Development at UMD and is currently a consultant at the Writer's Workshop.